Creativity is not an homework: an exploratory study with secondary school students
The usefulness of homework is a controversial and debated issue within the international scientific community in recent years. But the issue is surely interesting also in the wider social community, because of the implications
of this practice into the experiences and habits of the families, as well as children. On the basis of these assumptions, an exploratory study has been realized with the aim to contribute to the increment of research on this complex field, highlighting the different components involved in the homework practice, and the specific aim of investigating the perception of students about
homework from the point of view of creativity.
In particular, the aim was to investigate whether and to what extent the assigned tasks are perceived as a stimulus for “divergent thinking”. For this purpose, a questionnaire was developed and administered to a group of secondary school pupils. The results provide insights on the meaning of the
homework for the students, as well as about the need for rethinking them from a formative and evaluative point of view.
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